90-year-old village hall demolished for new community centre

A 90-year-old village hall has been demolished to make way for a new community centre near Lincoln.

Residents of Carlton-le-Moorland, south of Lincoln, can now see their plans coming to fruition after six years of planning and fundraising.

Dating back to the 1930s, a variety of structural problems at the old village hall meant that it wouln’t be safe to use in the near future.

The demolition works have been progressing and the building of the new hall will start shorty, to be completed early next year.

It has given the community an opportunity to design a modern building which will be larger, more user friendly and warmer in winter.

Jeremy Hutchinson, chairman of the parish council, said: “We have been waiting a long time for the new hall and some residents thought it would never happen.

“Our new hall will mean residents can enjoy many more varied activities and events which will appeal to different ages and interests.”

The project was given a major boost when it was awarded £60,000 by WREN, a not-for-profit that gives grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects.

Cheryl Raynor, local grant manager at WREN, said: “It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape.

“We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefiting the community and surronding villages.”